Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby
1 "ripple" = 5 in. (12.5 cm); 5 rows = 4 in. (10 cm).
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
|dc2tog (dc decrease) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.|
Work *3 rows with A, 3 rows with B, 3 rows with C; rep from * for Color Sequence.
With A, ch 114.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as dc), (dc2tog) 3 times, 2 dc in next 6 ch, *(dc2tog) 6 times, 2 dc in next 6 ch; rep from * across to last 8 ch, (dc2tog) 3 times, dc in next 2 ch – 6 ripples.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in next dc, (dc2tog) 3 times, 2 dc in next 6 dc, *(dc2tog) 6 times, 2 dc in next 6 ch; rep from * across to last 8 dc, (dc2tog) 3 times, dc in next 2 dc.
Continuing in Color Sequence, rep Row 2 until there are 5 stripes of each color. Fasten off.
From right side, join B with slip st in any st on edge of Afghan.
Round 1: Single crochet evenly spaced around all edges of Afghan, working 3 sts in each corner. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.